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Clayton Days Vik Muniz

Clayton Days

Vik Muniz

Published October 11th 2000
ISBN : 9780970342508
Paperback
90 pages
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This new title presents, in its entirety, a new series of photographs by Vik Muniz, completed while he was artist-in-residence at the Frick Art & Historical Center in Pittsburgh. Muniz used his inimitable photographic eye to capture ClaytontheMoreThis new title presents, in its entirety, a new series of photographs by Vik Muniz, completed while he was artist-in-residence at the Frick Art & Historical Center in Pittsburgh. Muniz used his inimitable photographic eye to capture Clayton—the historical home of 19th century American industrialist Henry Clay Frick—through the eyes of a child. Muniz uses a 19th century 8 x 10 inch view camera to record a fictional narrative, using a deliberately low point of view that immerses the viewer in the perspective of a child. The result is a series of ominous and intriguing images that approach history in an imaginative, non-linear fashion. The book Clayton Days also features an essay by renowned author and photography critic Andy Grundberg that places this new series within the context of Munizs past production and within the tradition of contemporary photography, and an extended dialogue with Muniz conducted by Linda Benedict-Jones, executive director of the Silver Eye Center for Photography.Author Biography: Andy Grundberg is an art critic, teacher, curator, and consultant who has been a proponent of photographys role in the fine arts for more than 25 years. He has been a critic and columnist at the New York Times, served as director of the Ansel Adams Center for Photography, and is founder and editor-in-chief of the visual culture journal, see, and the author of many books on photography.